65-year-old Daniel Nsowah, a farmer at Tumfokro in the Assin South District of the Central Region is battling for his life at Abura-Dunkwa District Hospital, after allegedly being butchered by his son, who is said to be mentally deranged.
The victim received multiple cutlass slashes in his head, neck, shoulder, and elbow.
His left hand, foot and left ear were also cut off.
According to eyewitnesses, “upon hearing the victim shouting for help, neighbours rushed to the scene to rescue him and was later sent to the hospital for treatment”.
The suspect, 32-year-old Kwaku Nyankomago who is currently in police custody at Nyankumase Ahenkro is said to have been tormenting the lives of residents with sharp objects on different occasions.
Meanwhile, a team of police officers at Nyankumase Ahenkro Police Command, led by Detective Lance Corporal Nii Armah Ashitey upon receiving the information rushed to the hospital and met the victim in a critical condition at the emergency ward.
Police further intelligence operation led to the arrest of the suspect who absconded from the community and sneaked into the bush immediately after the incident.
An investigation by Rich Fm and Angel FM/ TV Reporter Kwame Owusu Asante Shadrack revealed that the victim returned from the farm around 3:30 pm on 14th January, 2022 and met the suspect roasting yam in an oven at their compound.
The victim extended greetings to the suspect but he refused to respond.
Later, the victim entered his room to change his farm clothes and the suspect without provocation pulled up a well-sharpened cutlass, proceeded to his father’s room and cut him severally, according to reports.
The suspect absconded afterwards but was later arrested and detained by the police.
The police have however launched investigations into the matter.